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Peter Titmus

Highlands Hero, April 2024

Peter Titmus is a volunteer at the Bradman Foundation and a wonderful example of an unsung hero whose hard work and determination is making a big difference to our community.


Over the past two years, Peter has devoted hundreds of hours, sharing his knowledge and tremendous work ethic to renovate, repair and transform key aspects of the Bradman Museum and Oval Precinct.

“Peter’s efforts are often recognised by locals and visitors who comment on how well maintained the infrastructure surrounding the museum is and how this enhances their experience and enjoyment.  Peter has also had a positive impact on our other staff and volunteers, instilling us all with a renewed sense of pride in what we do.”

Jecca Blake, The Bradman Foundation

Peter’s work and dedication is evident as you walk through the Bradman Museum and Precinct.

In the Museum, the 100-seat theatre has been repaired after it was damaged by flooding, numerous sections of ceiling and wall have been repaired and repainted, steps made where they were needed and exhibits revamped.

Outside, the Cricketers changerooms have been upgraded, 23 wooden bench seats pressure cleaned and refurbished and hundreds of plaques across the precinct have been restored.  Incredibly, all these projects and more have been achieved by the hard work and dedication of a man who still has time for a chat with visitors passing through!

Peter modestly describes himself as a general rousabout;

“If something is broken, I fix it.  I’m a hands-on person who gets immense satisfaction from what I do.  Often it just takes an outside perspective, someone to look for the jobs that need attention and then be trusted to get on with it.  What drives me is helping to create something special – somewhere that makes visitors say ‘Wow, this place looks like it’s cared about’, and quite frankly we have a lot of fun too”.


The SHCF Highlands Heroes Award

Through the Highlands Heroes award, the Southern Highlands Community Foundation aims to recognise and reward the work of volunteers in our community.  Winners receive a $5000 grant for their organisation.

Peter and the Bradman Foundation are already making plans to use the funds to further enhance the Bradman experience.   First will be a movable set of scaffolding that will allow Peter to reach difficult areas for repairs and painting easily and safely.  Following that, a water pressure cleaner to help to keep paths and tiled areas clean and well maintained for visitors all year round.

 “I think that volunteers like Peter are critical to the fabric of our community.  He is a fantastic example of a true unsung hero.  The amount of time and work he’s put into the Bradman Foundation is just incredible.  We are absolutely thrilled to be able to help recognise his hard work and dedication with this award”.

Nicole Smith, Chair of the Southern Highlands Community Foundation

The Bradman Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1989 to celebrate the life of Sir Donald Bradman and strengthen local and visitor connection with the game of cricket.  Find out more about the Bradman Foundation or to offer your services as a volunteer here.

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